James GibbonsJames Gibbon (1819–1888) was a land speculator and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.
His own home Teneriffe House on the top of hill is also now heritage-listed. He is said to be the person who named the area Teneriffe after Tenerife in the Canary Islands. He was a member of the congregation of the Holy Trinity Church there.
PoliticsGibbon was a candidate for the Queensland Legislative Assembly in East Moreton in the inaugural 1860 colonial election, but was not successful.
James Gibbon was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council on 22 February 1866. He held the appointment until 19 February 1887 when his seat was declared vacant as he had not attended Parliament for some years, questions about his non-attendance having been raised as early as 1885.
In about 1885, Gibbon returned to England, where he died in April 1888
He has so many newspaper articles about his life, but in 1853 and 1854 he was well positioned in the Colony.
His relationship is now with the Cribbs, and he also was a property speculator.
He was a director of "The Moreton Bay Immigration and Land Company"
Property speculator James Gibbon bought most of the originally available land on the Teneriffe hill.